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Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving Geeks!

With Thanksgiving on us this week – I wanted to take a moment to write a sincere thank you to each of you readers and supporters. With each passing day, I am excited to collaborate and work with all of you. You and all of you on #scchat are my extended PLC and many are friends.

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School Counselor Shopping List – September/October Edition

If you are new to this (roughly) bi-monthly feature – please check out the past editions of the School Counselor Shopping List for other school counselor tested and approved items, resources, books, and other goodies. I hope you enjoy this fall edition and check out a few things that may help your programs to grow.

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Who Do You Connect With – LinkedIn & School Counselors

As of late, I have been getting many requests from parents of my students asking to connect with me via LinkedIn. But what I really want out of this post is for those school counselors and employees that do use LinkedIn to connect with other professionals.

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Following Your Favorite School Counselor Blogs – Feedly, Bloglovin, and Email

If you are anything like me, you consume information like you are drinking from a fire hose. The constant influx from social media, network news, and all of our favorite school counseling blogs can quickly become overwhelming. You may have some other similarities to me like trying to keep up with your learning efficiently. Luckily for both of us – there are ways to help streamline our information feeds and I am going to show you some of my favorite and most popular tools.

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Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

In the last post, The First Steps in the Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series, we looked at some of the needed foundations for moving your free blog to one that allows you more freedom. In this post – we will look at what it looks like to actually pack up and move your old blog (whether on Blogger or WordPress.com). We will take a general overview and then focus on Blogger/WordPress.com.

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Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: The First Steps

You have had a school counseling blog for some time now – or perhaps you took the advice of some of the presentations at #ASCA14 and have started down that road recently. Either way, you will reach a point when it is time to expand, grow, and work with more scalability. As a beginner – you too could use these tips, but it will most likely take some investment on your part (both time and money).

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Supporting Fellow Bloggers – Why I Click Banners

With my site redesign and some new features – I am playing around with some light monetization ideas for the blog. This typically mean advertising through one way or another. While I am not a fan of ads on websites or blogs – I also am a realist and understand it sometimes takes some funds to maintain a nice website. Currently, I am investing (not spending!) about $100 on website hosting, domain name services, and a few other aesthetic/template tools that I need to keep TCG fresh. I elected to move to this newer platform and WordPress from Blogger (a free platform) to take advantage of the higher customizability and scalability of the site tools.

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Dress the Part – Guys Gotta Look Good Too…

Jeremy Goldman of PHSfit asked for a male version of Andrea Burston’s Wear to Work series – well Jeremy…here ya go. I guess getting voted best dressed at school qualifies me to write this article, but take from it what you will!

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